Friday, September 30, 2016

Sequel Review: "Isle of Stars"

There aren't any spoilers here, but I would still recommend reading my reviews of books one and two if you're interested in this series. I'll catch you with a fresh series next week!

The Short:

Isle of Stars
The Isle Chronicles, #3

By: Wayne Thomas Batson

4/5 Stars

What: Kaylie, from the Dreamtreaders series, is sucked into the world of Cat and Anne on the day of their big wedding. But nothing seems to be going according to plan.

Recommended to those who: like fantasy and pirates and have read The Isle Chronicles # 1 and 2, as well as one or more of the Dreamtreaders series.

The Long:

This book is a bit different from most other books by Mr. Batson. As he explains in the opening, this is his “Christmas gift” story to his fans (albeit published in the spring). As such, it lacks the grit and darkness of most of his books. It brings together two series—Dreamtreaders and the Isle Chronicles—for a time of fun adventures.

This book is definitely a 4-star book for a lighthearted adventure. We have visits from many of our favorite quirky characters and swashbuckling adventures. Mr. Batson also gives a nicThe Lord of the Rings.
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The book contains a strong Christian message. Some people may like it; others may not. I hesitate to say the Gospel is ever out of place, but let’s just say our mostly light-hearted story took a very serious turn right at the climax and it was a bit jarring, in my opinion.

I would recommend this book to fans of Mr. Batson who have already read his other works and appreciate his characters. This book really isn’t a good introduction to his writing or a great stand-alone novel. Fans will appreciate the nice wrap-up to Cat and Anne’s story and getting to revisit old characters, but newcomers probably won’t get much out of this story.

If you could have a follow-up book to any story/series, what would it be? And what would it be about?


  1. Artemis Fowl. (There's actually been a follow-up book to AF but I need more, ok? Especially after the ending to the series. I JUST NEED MORE, OK?) I'd probably also like more in the Lunar Chronicles series (there's been a short story collection published but I haven't read it yet...). You could probably pick any of the books I've read and enjoyed and I'd have wanted more. *sighs*

    1. I feel like that's the struggle with books! I always want more, but then sometimes the author ruins the story by doing something lame in the follow-up book. (Glares pointedly at The Royal Ranger).

      Thanks for the comment!


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